The Center for Working Families names Spelman alumna President and CEO
Edited by Titus Falodun | 7/25/2014, 9:59 a.m.
During the gala, it was announced a major new multi-year partnership with San Francisco-based Youth Speaks via live video transmission from the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival closing ceremony in Philadelphia. The annual festival, which will come to Atlanta in 2015 in partnership with NBAF, hosts the top 600 young spoken word artists, aged 13-19, from across the United States and the world. The Festival will return to Atlanta every five years in partnership with NBAF.
Additionally, the 2014 NBAF Legends were announced by NBAF Board Chair Sonya Halpern as follows: Music – Wynton Marsalis, Theater – Ntozake Shange, Visual Arts – Dr. Samella Lewis and Dance – Maurice Hines. The 2014 Film Legend is still to be announced. These Legends will be honored at the Legends Celebration taking place on Saturday, September 6 at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. NBAF will honor five luminaries in the five NBAF disciplines (visual art, music, dance, film, and theater) through live performances by artists inspired by, or who inspired, the Legend.
For more information, visit its web site at www.nbaf.org.
Publix launches Tools for Back-to-School Campaign
ATLANTA – Publix Super Markets offers the Tools for Back to School campaign from Thursday, July 24 through Wednesday, Aug. 13. Customers and associates are encouraged to stop by their neighborhood Publix to donate $5, $7 or $10, which will be used to purchase much needed school supplies for local teachers, students and non-profit organizations.
More than 1,000 Publix stores will have a Tools for Back-to-School display near the registers. The display will include tear-off tickets valued at $5, $7 and $10. Customers may tear off a ticket and give it to the cashier when they check out. The amount on the ticket will be added to their grocery order. Customers who donate will receive a specially designed reusable bag. The school supplies will be shipped in bulk to non-profit organizations and schools. Items donated will include notebooks, crayons, color pencils, markers, #2 pencils, notebook paper, folders, scissors, and glue.
For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.
Multi-faith, multi-cultural gospel choir to stop in Atlanta
The One Human Family gospel choir, under the national non-profit organization One Human Family Workshops, Inc., will be performing at 4 p.m., on Sunday, August 3 at the Bahá’í Unity Center (2370 Wesley Chapel Rd, Decatur, GA 30035).
Requested donations are $10.00 for adults, $5 for children and youth, and free for ages five and under.
The choir members have toured extensively in the United States, Canada, Belgium and the U. S. Virgin Islands. The choir will also be conducting music workshops with children, youth and adults while in the Atlanta area from August 1 through 4. They will then travel to several cities in Florida and end the tour in Savannah, GA.
OHF is a national nonprofit organization, dedicated to the eradication of racism through the creation of models of unity which helps develop, strengthen, and support multi-faith, multi-cultural, and multi-generational communities. Since its formation in 1998, OHF has promoted the idea of unity in diversity through the extensive use of the arts.